This is inaccurate, in this specific case, and really any of the following cases.
The lines were:
- TRYLA: Have you noticed anything about Starfleet Command lately? Anything unusual?
- PICARD: No. We've been on the outer rim for awhile. Haven't had much contact with them.
It wasn't stated a proper region, "Outer Rim", nor was is stated as a specific place. The "outer rim" is merely the 'farthest reaches' of a place or territory with a defined border, most likely in this case, the "outer rim [of the Federation]."
This isn't the only use of the term in the franchise:
In "Unification I", they spoke of "the outer rim of the shipyard."
In "The Cloud", they spoke of "a buildup of magneside dust along the outer rim of the barrier."
And later, in "Tsunkatse", it was said that they were "at the outer rim of the Pendari system."
So, because, the "outer rim" is not the "Outer Rim", and since this is not a dictionary, I question the necessity of this article, when this is really nothing more than an umbrella term used to describe the E-D's recent missions to Pegos Minor, Zed Lapis sector, Delos system, Lorenze Cluster, Quadrant 9, etc. (as this page is currently written) and not an actual Category:Regions. --Alan del Beccio (talk) 01:22, January 7, 2017 (UTC)
- I disagree. In all other cases, the term is used in a descriptive sense, with a qualifier as to the outer rim of what. But Conspiracy uses the term unqualified, so it's clear that there's some area in space that Federation citizens agree would be called the Outer Rim. And it doesn't even have to be an exact sector of space; compare to the Wild West, a region not clearly defined, without exact borders, and which may even shift as time passes, but nonetheless a recognized thing. -- Capricorn (talk) 06:43, January 7, 2017 (UTC)
Except what you are defending is "Outer Rim", it was never given as a proper noun to which you defend, just a generic term that simply boils down to the same meaning as the other examples of the terminology that was also scattered throughout the series. --Alan del Beccio (talk) 06:54, January 7, 2017 (UTC)